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WebOS Market Review 173

ReadWriteWeb writes "A number of small startups are trying their luck building a WebOS, which is a software platform that interacts with the user through a web browser and does not depend on any particular local operating system. Current WebOS contenders include XIN, YouOS, EyeOS, Orca, Goowy and Fold. There's also a bit of crossover with Ajax homepages like Netvibes, Pageflakes, Microsoft's and Google's start page. The key difference from Ajax homepages is that a WebOS is a full-on development platform. Indeed for developers, a big benefit is that a WebOS theoretically makes it easier to develop apps that work cross-platform. DHTML and Javascript are the main tools to do that, but not all developers think they are suitable."
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  • Re:WHY? (Score:0, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 24, 2006 @08:23AM (#15189061)
    I find your opinions very interesting. Where can I subscribe to your newsletter?
  • by babbling ( 952366 ) on Monday April 24, 2006 @08:38AM (#15189125)
    I think your mention of this just drove up the traffic considerably. People will read your comment, then click the link.
  • Re:Links (Score:2, Funny)

    by stud9920 ( 236753 ) on Monday April 24, 2006 @09:13AM (#15189263)
    and let's not forget

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  • by ( 886486 ) on Monday April 24, 2006 @09:48AM (#15189466) Homepage
    Actually, I was just going to submit a link to my thoughts on my birthday party a week ago [].
    It was kind of lame since we had tapas, and if you've been reading my blog, you know that I'm not totally into the tapas. Not totally.
    But I know it was an expression of love, and of gratitude, and for that I'm grateful. Colour me touched.
    Then I saw aliens the other day. It's not my favourite (number 3 is), but I still think it's funny. Those aliens make about the same noise the darn neighbourhood cats do when they're getting it on somewhere in the vicinity. You can barely sleep in that noise. They mostly come at night. Mostly.
    Today I haven't done much. I bought a ATA33 cable, this dude behind the counter was just staring at me, so, you know, I just placed my elbow on the counter and stared back at 'him and said, like: They are really hard to come by.
    Since I'm here, I'd like to give a shout-out to my brothers and my sister, my mother and father, and just let you know that I miss you all and that life in the big city is not all that. And mum, I couldn't survive much longer on frozen pizza. Thanks for the food!
    I still don't have enough cash for a vacuum cleaner (although I have ordered a small, USB-powered vacuum cleaner, but I don't have enough cable) so I suggest you do not come visiting just yet. My mail is down, but that's ok, just hang out on /. and we'll meet here.

"If it's not loud, it doesn't work!" -- Blank Reg, from "Max Headroom"